I asked a neighbor to let me tag along next time he went to the livestock auction. I'm looking for a Jersey or Guernsey heifer and a couple of steers. Since then, I've had several unexpected emergency expenses and I don't know if I can afford the initial price anymore- the pasture and hay is not a problem. I've never been to an auction and don't know if there are better times of the year to buy. I live in south middle TN and there are auctions all around me. Compared to the prices on the Barter Board, are auction prices about the same? I'm seeing Jersey heifers and Jersey crosses for $900 and up on here- was thinking I could have found one at an auction for less. They were $300 as day -olds in FL. Can anyone give me an idea? I know there are variables but given the same age, same condition would auction prices be less? Thanks.